340-354 N. Milwaukee Avenue


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1928
Architectural Classification: Tudor Revival
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name
Public Service Building

Ground Floor Use
Commercial/Office

Upper Floor Use
Commercial/Office

Current Occupant
Artist at Heart (344), Whatsit & Doohickey Co. (346), JoJo and Me Salon (348), David R. MacCallum (350), LTR Products (350), BMO Harris Bank (354)

Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
2

Property Index Number
1116414004 (344), 1116414001 (354)

Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
C

Local Landmark?
No

Year


Local Landmark Eligible?
Yes

Criteria


NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib
C

Within District?
No

NR Landmark?
Yes

Year
1983

NR Eligible?
N/A

Criteria


Alternate Address?


Category
Building

Condition
Excellent

Integrity
Restored

Current Use
Commerce/Trade

Historic Use
Commerce/Trade; Domestic - multiple dwelling

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
Tudor Revival

Details


Other Year
1983

Date source
National Register Nomination

Wall Material (Current)
Stucco

Wall Material 2 (Current)
Brick

Plan
Rectangular

No of Stories
2

Roof Type
Flat/False Gable

Roof Material
Slate/Metal/Not visible

Foundation
Not visible

Porch


Window Material
Wood

Window Material 2
Aluminum/vinyl

Window Type
Double hung, casement & storefront

Window Configuration
6/1; 4/1; multi-light; 1-light

Significance
This impressive Tudor Revival commercial block was designed by Hermann Valentin Von Holst, and built for utilities tycoon Samuel Insull, a Libertyville resident. The building was listed to the National Register in 1983.

Historic Features
Flat main roof with false gable roof along west and north elevations, with slate shingle cladding; stucco facades with rusticated brickwork at corners and around first floor windows; front-facing gables along north and west facades with decorative vergeboard; northwest corner and west projecting square towers--northwest tower topped with cupola, west tower features clock set within an ornamented parapet wall, with bellcast roof behind;

Alterations
See National Register Nomination for details on 1982 restoration/rehabilitation--Rear (east) courtyard removed (now parking lot and drive-through banking window; replacement windows in original openings; replacement storefront windows in original openings; select windows on north facade bricked in

Old Address (city dir.year


Building Moved?


Moved From


Original Owner
Insull, Samuel

Original Architect
von Holst, Valentin

Architect Source
National Register Nomination

Builder


Surveyor
LR

Surveyor Organization
Ramsey Historic Consultants

Survey Date


Survey Area
Downtown Libertyville

Old Address


Date of Construction


Moving Permit #


Date Moved


Building Permit #


Date


Building Permit Description


Cost


Original Owner Occupied?


Exterior Alteration Permits


Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
See National Register Nomination

Other Sources
Sanborn Maps (1933, 1948); Historic photograph from the 1950s on Illinois Digital Archives shows alterations to the facade--http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/2019/rec/13

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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